Kendra Malia, vocalist of the witch home group White Ring, has died, as BrooklynVegan notes. According to a consultant from the band’s label, she died in her house state of Washington. A reason behind loss of life has not been revealed. She was 37. In a message on White Ring’s Facebook, Malia’s bandmates write, “On October 31st 2019 Kendra Malia left us, I really don’t know what else to say at the moment except I love you Kendra. KENDRA FOREVER.”
Malia co-founded White Ring with Bryan Kurkimilis after they met on MySpace within the mid-2000s. Kurkimilis quickly moved from New Orleans to New York, the place he and Malia recorded their first releases: a 2010 cut up with oOoOO and their 2011 EP Black Earth That Made Me.
Following a hiatus, White Ring reformed final yr with a 3rd member, vocalist Adina Viarengo, and launched their sole full-length album, Gate of Grief. A companion mixtape, Chaind Volume 2 (Flooded), arrived this yr. “We kind of just want to tell a story that helps people realize they are not alone. Trying to tell a story about struggling to survive,” the band mentioned in a 2018 interview with Get In Her Ears.